Angry Birds: Animal Eggventures by Jill Esbaum (Nov. 13, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1426312663). This book about the world’s habitats is based on the Angry Birds game. Ages 4 to 6.

Saving Yasha: The Incredible True Story of an Adopted Moon Bear by Lia Kvatum, photos by Liya Pokrovskaya (July 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1426310515) imparts a positive message about growing up in an adopted family. Ages 4 to 8.

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! by J. Patrick Lewis (Sept. 11, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1426310096) pairs photos with poems about animals. Ages 4 to 8.

National Geographic Kids United States Atlas (July 10, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426310522) is an up-to-date reference. Ages 8 to 12.

5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything (Aug. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1426310492) compiles facts covering a range of topics. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz: 1,000 Super Fun, Mind-bending, Totally Awesome Trivia Questions (Aug. 14, hardcover, $18.90, ISBN 978-1426310195; paper $9.99, ISBN 978-1426310188) rounds up questions and answers on a spectrum of subjects. Ages 8 to 12.

Alien Deep: Exploring the Mysterious World of Hydrothermal Vents by Bradley Hague (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1426310676) is a reference on oceanographic fieldwork. Ages 8 to 12.

That’s Gross! Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor by Crispin Boyer (Sept. 11, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1426311277; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426310669) compiles facts about all things gross and gruesome. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! (Oct. 9, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1426310225) focuses on various species. Ages 8 to 12.

Xtreme Illusions (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1426310119) rounds up puzzles and optical illusions. Ages 8 to 12.

1,001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization (Dec. 11, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1426312588) is a guide to the Muslim world. Ages 8 to 12.

The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins by Marc Aronson and Lee Berger (Sept. 11, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1426310102) chronicles a significant archaeological discovery. Ages 10-up.


National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn offers Opposites! (Aug. 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1426310430); and Shapes! (Aug. 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1426310423), ages 1 to 4. New National Geographic Readers are Halloween by Laura Marsh (July 10, hardcover, $13.90, ISBN 978-1426310355; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426310348); and Creepy Crawly Collection (Aug. 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1426311970), ages 4 to 6; Planets by Elizabeth Carney (July 10, hardcover, $13.90, ISBN 978-1426310379; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426310362), Rocks and Minerals by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Aug. 14, hardcover, $13.90, ISBN 978-1426310393; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426310386); and Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh (Aug. 14, hardcover, $13.90, ISBN 978-1426310485; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426310478), ages 5 to 7. And First Big Books introduces National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space by Catherine Hughes, illus. by David Aguilar (Oct. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1426310140), ages 4 to 8.

Joining Weird But True are Weird But True Collector’s Set: 900 Outrageous Facts (Oct. 9, paper, $23.95, ISBN 978-1426311949), ages 6-up; and Weird But True!: 300 Outrageous Facts (Oct. 23, hardcover, $16.90, ISBN 978-1426310218; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1426310201), ages 8 to 12. National Geographic Kids Chapters debuts with Crocodile Encounters: and Other True Stories of Adventures with Animals by Brady Barr and Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Oct. 9, hardcover, $14.90, ISBN 978-1426310294; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1426310287); andTiger in Trouble!: and More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues by Kelly Milner Halls (Oct. 9, hardcover, $14.90, ISBN 978-1426310799; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1426310782), ages 7 to 10. New to Just Joking isNational Geographic Kids Just Joking 2: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More (Dec. 11, hardcover, $15.90, ISBN 978-1426310171; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1426310164), ages 7 to 10. And National Geographic Kids Everything presents Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On! by Becky Baines (Oct. 9, hardcover, $21.90, ISBN 978-1426310256; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426310249), ages 8 to 12.


Cheerful by Palmer Brown (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1590175019). A city mouse sets off on an adventure. Ages 2 to 7.

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illus. by Fulvio Testa, introduction by Umberto Eco (Oct. 9, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1590175880), features the full adult text and all-new illustrations. Ages 5 to 9.

Wolf Story by William McCleery, illus. by Warren Chappell (Nov. 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1590175897). A bedtime tale grows to epic proportions. Ages 5 to 9.


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Explore Your World adds Explore the Wild West! With 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda, illus. by Alex Kim (July 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1936749713); Explore Rivers and Ponds: With 25 Great Projects by Carla Mooney, illus. by Bryan Stone (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1936749805); and Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects by Cindy Blobaum, illus. by Stone (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1619301566), ages 7 to 9. And Build It Yourself introduces Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects by Linda Formichelli and W. Eric Martin, illus. by Sam Carbaugh (Nov. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1619301368); and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects by Kathleen Reilly, illus. by Tom Casteel (Dec. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1619301474), ages 9 to 11.


Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Alex T. Smith (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0735840980) is a birthday tale. Ages 1 to 4.

Gingerbread Man, illus. by Beatrix Rodriguez (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735840867) includes a recipe for baking cookies. Ages 4 to 8.

Nick and the Nasty Knight by Ute Krause (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735840911) offers an adventure story. Ages 4 to 8.

Our Very Own Christmas Story by Annette Langen, illus. by Marije Tolman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735840881) presents a holiday tale. Ages 4 to 8.

Sleeping Beauty by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Maja Dusikova (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735840874) gives the classic story new art. Ages 4 to 8.

Ten Birds by Jurg Amman, illus. by Helga Gebert (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841000) is a rhyming tale. Ages 4 to 8.

The Night Before Christmas Book and Ornament by Ted Rand (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0735840997) packages the classic poem with a keepsake. Ages 4 to 8.

Tim’s Big Move by Anke Wagner, illus. by Eva Eriksson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735840904). A boy moves to a new home. Ages 4 to 8.

Tom the Christmas Elf by Pirkko Vainio (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735840898). A curious elf has the ride of his life. Ages 4 to 8.

Why Is the Snow White? by Heinz Janisch, illus. by Silke Leffler (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735840928). All of nature refuses to share its colors with Lord Winter—except a tiny flower. Ages 4 to 8.


Little Witch returns in Little Witch’s Magic Word Book by Lieve Baeten (Sept. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0735841024), ages 1 to 4. Marcus Pfister’s Rainbow Fish welcomes Rainbow Fish Finger Puppet Book (Oct. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0735840843), ages 1 to 4; The Rainbow Fish Puzzle Book (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0735840966); and Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish! (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0735840829), ages 4 to 8. And Little Polar Bear stars in Little Polar Bear and the Reindeer by Hans de Beer (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0735840935), ages 4 to 8.


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Look, a Book! by Libby Gleeson, illus. by Freya Blackwood (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-8889854891). Two children open a book they find on the ground, with fantastical results. Ages 3-7.

Up All Night with Howie by Amélie Galé, illus. by Jack Tow (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-8889854938). Wolf parents attempt to lull their little one to sleep. Ages 3 to 10.


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Dress Up Kate by Georgie Fearns (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1780550268) lets readers outfit Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Ages 6 to 9.

How to Draw Animals by Michael Garton (Sept. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1907151293) is a guide to illustration. Ages 8 to 12.


Mechanimals by Chris Tougas (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802735). When a tornado sweeps away his animals, a farmer makes new creatures out of scrap metal. Ages 4 to 8.

Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe by Wallace Edwards (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459801547) follows an old shoe’s journey. Ages 4 to 8.

Hunter by Eric Walters (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801578). A wild cat realizes that the only way to save his family is to trust a boy. Ages 9-up.

Pieces of Me by Darlene Ryan (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459800809) reveals that it can take more than sheer will to keep a family together. Ages 12-up.

Redwing by Holly Bennett (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459800380). Rowan both desires and fears his dead sister’s continuing presence in his life. Ages 12-up.

I, Witness by Norah McClintock, illus. by Mike Deas (Oct. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554697892). After two teens witness a murder and agree not to mention it, the killers come after them. Ages 12-up.

Three Little Words by Sarah Harvey (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459800656). Sid prefers his words few—and well-chosen. Ages 12-up.

Titles in French

Accord de Puissance (Power Chord) by Ted Staunton (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803114) is about extreme music; and La Cache: (Stuff We All Get) by K.L. Denman (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803145) demonstrates how we don’t always get what we want. Ages 10 to 14.


Orca Echoes adds Justine McKeen, Pooper Scooper by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dave Whamond (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554699315); Prince for a Princess by Eric Walters (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459802001); and Seeing Orange by Sara Cassidy (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554699919), ages 7 to 9. Orca Currents continues with Disconnect by Lois Peterson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801448; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801431); High Wire by Melanie Jackson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802360; paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459802377); Pyro by Monique Polak (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459802292; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802285); and Oracle by Alex Van Tol (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801332; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801325), ages 10 to 14.

The Seven series is a septet of linked novels written by well-known Canadian authors, about an adventuring grandfather who, in his will, outlines seven tasks to be undertaken by his seven grandsons; titles are Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Walters (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699414); Close to the Heel by Norah McClintock (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699506); Ink Me by Richard Scrimger (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459800168); Jump Cut by Ted Staunton (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699476); Devil’s Pass by Sigmund Brouwer (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699384); Last Message by Shane Peacock (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699353); and Lost Cause by John Wilson (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699445), ages 10-up.

Orca Sports issues Edge of Flight by Kate Jaimet (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801608); and Sidetracked by Deb Loughead (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802506), ages 10-up. Joining Orca Soundings are Coming Clean by Jeff Ross (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459803329; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803312); Dead Run by Sean Rodman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459802452; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803053); Rat by Lesley Choyce (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459803015; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803008); and Shallow Grave by Alex Van Tol (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459802032; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802025), ages 12-up.

Series in Spanish

Spanish Soundings offers Desolacion (Outback) by Robin Stevenson (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803053); and Reaccion (Reaction) by Lesley Choyce (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803084), ages 12-up.


Shade and Sorceress: The Last Days of Tian Di, Book 1 by Catherine Egan (Nov. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1550505146). Eliza is amazed to discover that she is the Shang Sorceress—because shecan’t do any magic. Ages 10-up.

The Piper of Shadonia by Linda Smith (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1550505160). A boy encounters rebels who want to free his land from the empire that rules it. Ages 12-up.

Breakaway by Maureen Ulrich (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1550505122). The captain of a girls’ hockey team must learn to be a good leader both on and off the ice. Ages 14-up.


Find Scruncheon and Touton 2: All Around Newfoundland by Nancy Keating and Laurel Keating (Sept. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1897174890) continues the adventures of these canine explorers. Ages 4 to 8.

If It’s No Trouble…A Big Polar Bear by Lisa Dalrymple, illus. by Elizabeth Pratt (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1897174951) offers a Christmas tale. Ages 4 to 8.


Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death by Bill Swan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1459400757; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459400740) tells of Steven Truscott, who spent eight years in prison and 47 years trying to clear his name. Ages 13-up.

Real Justice: Young, Innocent and in Prison by Jeff Mitchell (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1459400795; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459400740) examines the miscarriage of justice that led university student Rob Baltovich to spend eight years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit. Ages 13-up.


New Sports Stories are Playing for Keeps by Steven Sandor (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459400672; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459400665); and Wicket Season by Gabrielle Prendergast (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459400214; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459400207), ages 10 to 13. Podium Sports Academy gains Rookie (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459400252; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459400245); and Vegas Tryout by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459400719; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459400702), ages 13-up. And Sidestreets offers Crush. Candy. Corpse. by Sylvia McNicoll (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459400634; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459400627); Hook Up by Kim Firmston (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459400306; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459400290); and Off Limits by Robert Rayner (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459400832; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459400825), ages 13-up.


Baby Play by Shanda Laramee-Jones and Carol McDougall, illus. by Carol McDougall (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1551099026) launches a series of board books. Ages up to 2.

Gus the Tortoise Takes a Walk by Erin Arsenault, illus. by Richard Rudnicki (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1551099064) tells of a 90-year-old tortoise. Ages 3 to 8.

Christmas Dollhouse by Richard Rudnicki (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1551098685) is a holiday tale. Ages 4 to 8.

Treasures to Find by Dale McNevin, illus. by Dale McNevin (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1894838559) involves the worlds of carnivals, fairy queens, and knights. Ages 4 to 8.

Driftwood Dragons: And Other Seaside Poems by Tyne Brown, illus. by Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1551098937) compiles poetry. Ages 5 to 9.

Fiddles and Spoons: Journey of an Acadian Mouse by Lila Hope-Simpson, illus. by Doretta Groenendyk (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1551099033). A mouse family is deported to a faraway land. Ages 5 to 9.

Children of the Titanic by Christine Welldon (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1551098920) relays the story of the ill-fated ship. Ages 6 to 9.

Pier 21: Listen to My Story by Christine Welldon (Sept. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1551099095) provides an introduction to immigration history. Ages 6 to 10.

Last Summer in Louisbourg by Claire Mowat (Sept. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1551098944). A teen makes new friends, finds romance, and learns a family secret. Ages 9 to 11.

Oak Island Revenge: A Jonah Morgan Mystery by Claire D’Entremont (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1551098999). Two teens discover a locket that may be evidence in a murder investigation. Ages 12 to 17.


Don’t Laugh at Giraffe by Rebecca Bender (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0986949562). Bird refuses to stand by and let the other animals make fun of Giraffe. Ages 4 to 7.

Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812 by Connie Brummel Crook (July 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0986949579) reveals how war can pit friends and families against one another. Ages 10 to 16.

Emily for Real by Sylvia Gunnery (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0986949586). After a broken relationship and shocking family revelations, Emily finds solace in a new friendship. Ages 12 to 16.


The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn, illus. by Renné Benoit (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926920757) tells the true story of Anton, who’s considered a fool until he hides a Jewish family from the Nazis. Ages 6 to 10.

A Long Way from Home by Alice Walsh (Sept. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1926920795). A Pakistani family’s new life in the west is threatened after 9/11. Ages 9 to 14.

We Are Their Voice: Young People Respond to the Holocaust by Kathy Kacer with Karen Krasny, Alan Gotlib, Susan Gordin, and Shawntelle Nesbitt (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926920771) collects stories, interviews, and art inspired by the Holocaust. Ages 9 to 14.

What Happened to Ivy by Kathy Stinson (Sept. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1926920818). A teen suspects his clergyman father may have played a role in his sister’s death. Ages 12 to 16.


Angela James: The First Superstar of Women’s Hockey by Tom Bartsiokas and Corey Long (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0986638886) profiles the athlete. Ages 13-up.


Gwen returns in West Wind Calling by Carolyn Pogue (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0986638879), ages 9 to 12.


The Cul-de-Sac Kids by Alison Acheson, illus. by Elisa Gutiérrez (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1896580999) is a story about being good neighbors. Ages 7 to 9.

The Bone Collector’s Son by Paul Yee (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1896580500) is a ghost story. Ages 11 to 13.


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Aurora, Daughter of the Dawn: A Story of New Beginningsby J.J. Kopp, illus. by Clark Moor Will (Nov. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0870716713). Set in Oregon in the late 1800s, this story is based on the life of Aurora Keil, whose father, William, established the Aurora Colony. Ages 9-up.

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New Early Readers are Sleeping Beauty (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444002423); and Snow White (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444002430) by Sally Gardner, ages 5 to 7.


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Stonewylde by Kit Berry debuts with Magus of Stonewylde (Sept. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0575098824); and Moondance of Stonewylde by Kit Berry (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0575098855), ages 12-up.


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Harry Styles Annual 2013 (Oct. 2, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1409109440); and Rihanna Annual 2013 (Nov. 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1409109433) by Posy Edwards focus on these entertainers. Ages 9-up.


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Picture My World, illus. by Severine Cordier and Cynthia Lacroix (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973562). This follow-up to Picture My Day spotlights childhood milestones. Ages 2 to 4.

What’s Up, Bear?: A Book About Opposites (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973418). Sophie and Bear explore New York City. Ages 2 to 5.

Tell Me About Colors, Shapes, and Opposites by Delphine Badreddine, illus. by Aurelie Guillerey (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1926973548). Scenarios featuring two friends introduce basic concepts. Ages 2 to 5.

The Wildlife 123: A Nature Counting Book by Jan Thornhill (Nov. 13, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1926973463) is an animal counting book. Ages 2 to 5.

Up Above and Down Below by Paloma Valdivia (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973395) celebrates the differences and similarities among people. Ages 4 to 6.

Oddrey by Dave Whamond (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973456) is a story about a girl who’s a bit different from everyone else. Ages 4 to 7.

Really and Truly by Emilie Rivard, illus. by Anne-Claire Delisle (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973401) explores the effect that dementia has on a family. Ages 4-up.

You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey, illus. by Soyeon Kim (Sept. 11, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1926973357) underscores the ways we are connected to the natural world. Ages 4-up.

Cryptic Canada: Unsolved Mysteries from Coast to Coast by Natalie Hyde, illus. by Matt Hammill (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973388; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1926973432) examines Canada’s unsolved mysteries. Ages 8 to 12.


My Beastly Books welcomes My Beastly Book of Tangled Tinsel: 140 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw by Christine Roussey (Oct. 16, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1926973555), ages 4-up. Math in Nature adds Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt, illus. by Ashley Barron (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926973364), ages 5 to 7. And Learn to Speak presents Learn to SpeakFashion: A Guide to Creating, Showcasing, and Promoting Your Style by Laura deCarufel, illus. by Jeff Kulak (Sept. 11, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1926973371, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926973425), ages 9 to 13.


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The Owl and the Pussycat: And Other Nonsense by Edward Lear, illus. by Robert Ingpen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0957148307) collects light verse. Ages 7 to 9.

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, illus. by Robert Ingpen (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0956494252) gives this classic novel new art. Ages 9 to 12.


Whatcha Wanna Be? by Amy Rogell, illus. by Monika Suska (July 14, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1607277262) is a Halloween story and song. Ages 3-up.

Holiday Jump! by Amy Rogell, illus. by Monika Suska (July 14, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1607277279) is a Christmas story and song. Ages 3-up.

I Love You for You by Karen Wagner, illus. by Monika Suska (Sept. 15, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1607278405) is a story and song about love. Ages 3-up.

A Very Busy Bunny by Barbie Heit, illus. by Monika Suska (Sept. 15, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1607278399) is an Easter story and song. Ages 3-up.

Down by the Bay by Jamie McCune, illus. by Sue Cornelison (Sept. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1607278412). This rhyming book introduces a bear combing his hair, a shark playing in the park, and more. Ages 3-up.

Froggy Went a-Courtin’ by Barbie Heit, illus. by Jacqueline Decker (Sept. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1607278436). Frog and Mouse are getting married. Ages 3-up.

Where Has My Little Dog Gone? by Barbie Heit, illus. by Erica Pelton Villnave (Sept. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1607278429). A girl has lost her pup. Ages 3-up.

Shapes by the Sea by Barbie Heit, illus. by Michael Garton (Sept. 15, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1607278382). Search for shapes on the beach. Ages 3-up.

Hello, Dolphin! by Kathleen Wiedner Zoehfeld, illus. by Steven James Petruccio (July 15; paperback; $3.95, ISBN 978-1607277248) is the story of a bottlenose dolphin. Ages 4 to 9.

Fur Seal Grows Up by Victoria Sherrow, illus. by Anne Wertheim (July 15, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1607277255) tells of a Galapagos fur seal. Ages 4 to 9.


First Animals offersEnglish & Chinese (Sept. 15, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1607278337); and English & Spanish (Sept. 15, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1607278320), ages 18 months-up. First Words delivers English & Chinese (Sept. 15, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1607278313); and English & Spanish (Sept. 15, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1607278306), ages 18 months-up. Rumple, the Dragon by Audra Pace, illus. by Lesley Danson, launches with Rumple, the Dragon (Sept. 15, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1607278344); Spider Moves In (Sept. 15,$3.95, paper, ISBN 978-1607278368); Toad, the Plumber (Sept. 15, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1607278351); and Beaver the Carpenter (Sept. 15, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1607278375), ages 4 to 9 yrs.


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Rudy Learns to Fly by Rebecca Finn (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0230753860). With Santa’s help, a timid reindeer learns to be brave. Ages 3 to 5.

Big Bear, Little Brother by Carl Norac, illus. by Kristin Oftedal (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0230016842). A lost boy and a polar bear become friends. Ages 3 to 5.

Fairy Unicorn Riding Stables: Pop Up! by Maggie Bateson, illus. by Louise Comfort (Oct. 1, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0230743311). This story of a unicorn and fairies features a pop-up stable. Ages 3 to 5.

Foxes in the Snow by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Rebecca Harry (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0230712294). Two fox cubs enjoy their first snowfall. Ages 3 to 5.


Buggy Buddies gains Busy Baby by Jo Moon (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0230743472), up to age 2. And Spooky Sounds welcomes Little Witch by Jenny Arthur (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0230744875), up to age 3.


Scaredy Boo (July 10, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445485959) is a Halloween tale. Age 3 to 6.

The Goodnight Stories Collection (Aug. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445489216) is a treasury of seven bedtime tales. Ages 3 to 8.

I Love You Daddy Book & Toy Set (Sept. 4, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445495583); and I Love You Mommy Book & Toy Set (Sept. 4, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445495613) each package an adventure starring Little Bear with a toy bear. Ages 3 to 8.

The Monster Diaries (July 24, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1445489872) spotlights the lives of monsters from myths and legends. Ages 4 to 8.

Fashion Doodles (July 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445484686); and Super Scribbles (July 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445484679) are activity books. Ages 5 to 12.


Little Learners introduces Snuggle Bunny Book &Toy Set (Aug. 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1445492414); Finger Puppet Books: Hickory Dickory Dock (Aug. 21, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445489919); The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Aug. 21, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445489926); Touch and Feel Board Books: Let’s Play (Aug. 21, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445490045); My Day (Aug. 21, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445490038); Mini Light and Sound Books: Ring Around the Rosie (Sept. 4, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445495545); and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Sept. 4, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445495552), up to age 3. Muddypaws stars in Muddypaws Book & Toy Set (Sept. 4; novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445495644), ages 3 to 6; and Muddypaws’ First Christmas (July 10, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445484921), ages 3 to 7. And Discovery Kids issues Discovery Kids 10 Button Sound Books: Roar at the Zoo (July 10, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1445484815); and Rumble with the Dinosaurs (July 10, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1445484792), ages 2 to 5; and Atlas of My World (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1445493343); and The Encyclopedia of Everything (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1445493350), ages 5 to 12. And New Classic Fairy Tales are Cinderella (July 3, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445477930); Goldilocks and the Three Bears (July 3, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445477947); Little Red Riding Hood (July 3, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445477954); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (July 3, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445476995); The 3 Little Pigs (July 3, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445477923); The Gingerbread Man (July 3, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445477961); and The Ugly Duckling (July 3, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445481005), ages 3 to 6.

Margaret Wise Brown Picture Books adds Around the World We Go (Sept. 4, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445493275); Sleep Little Angel(Sept. 4, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445493299); and Sleep Tight, Sleepy Bears (Sept. 4, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445493282), all by Margaret Wise Brown, ages 3 to 6. Disney Magical Stories greets Dumbo (July 3, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445477343); Pinocchio (July 3, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445477374); The Jungle Book (July 3, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445477367); and The Lion King (July 3, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445477350), ages 3 to 8.

Marvel releases Marvel 3D Activity Centers: Spider-Man (July 10; spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-1445459943); and Super Heroes (July 10; spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-1445477817), ages 5 to 9. The Trash Pack presents The Trash Pack Grab Bag (July 3; novelty book, $2.99, ISBN 978-1445494449); The Trash Pack Sticker Scene (July 17; novelty book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1445494401); The Trash Pack Tattoo Book (Aug. 7; novelty book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1445494425); and The Trash Pack: Coloring and Activity Book with Toys (Sept. 4; novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445494340), ages 5 to 12. Power Rangers return in Power Rangers Samurai: Storybook Collection (July 10, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445486239), ages 5 to 12. And Victorious offers Star Secrets (Aug. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445497396); Artsy Activities (Aug. 28; novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445497372); and Showcase Poster Book (Aug. 28; novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445497457), ages 6 to 12.


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The Very Helpful Hedgehog by Rosie Wellesley (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1843651987). A donkey teaches a hedgehog about the importance of friendship. Ages 3 to 5.

Ellie’s Bad Hair Day by Jerome Keane, illus. by Susana De Dios (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1843651406). In this tale of self-acceptance, a girl who hates her wild hair travels the world looking for someone with similar locks. Ages 5-7.

Germs! An Epic Tale on a Tiny Scale! by Martin Howard and Colin Stimpson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1843651192). When an army of germs are determined to attack a boy who forgot to wash his hands, the antibody army fights back. Ages 5 to 8.

Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories by John Yeoman, illus. by Quentin Blake (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1843651956) rounds up 14 animal folk tales. Ages 7 to 9.

Quentin Blake’s A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illus. by Quentin Blake (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1843651659) is the unabridged classic with a foreword and illustrations by Blake. Ages 7 to 9.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, illus. by Quentin Blake (Dec. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1843651031). This retelling of a biblical story is based on the Broadway musical. Ages 7 to 9.


10-Minute Bedtime Stories features Tales from Around the World by Graham Percy (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1843652076), ages 5 to 7. And Witches at War! concludes with The Wild Winter by Martin Howard, illus. by Colin Stimpson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1843651802), ages 8 to 12.


In the Woods by Elizabeth Spurr, illus. by Manelle Oliphant (Sept. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1561455829) describes a boy’s visit to the forest. Ages 2 to 6.

I Want to Help! by Diane Adams, illus. by Nancy Hayashi (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456307). The heroine of I Can Do It Myself! gets ready for school. Ages 2 to 6.

Penguin’s Hidden Talent by Alex Latimer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456291). Does Penguin have a skill to showcase in the talent show? Ages 4 to 8.

Return of the Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Michael P. White (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456215) is a sequel to The Library Dragon. Ages 4 to 8.

Lost and Found by Bill Harley, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456284). A little courage yields unexpected surprises when Justin visits the dreaded lost and found. Ages 4 to 8.

The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Poly Bernatene (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456703). Will a boy’s plan ruin Christmas? Ages 6 to 10.

Zayde Comes to Live by Sheri Sinykin, illus. by Kristina Swarner (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456314). A Jewish girl tries to come to terms with the impending death of her grandfather. Ages 6 to 10.

The Universe of Fair by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Frank Dormer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456345). A young science whiz spends a day at the fair. Ages 8 to 12.

The Privateer’s Apprentice by Susan Verrico (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456338). When Jameson is kidnapped and taken to sea, he uses the skills he’s learned as a printer’s son to survive. Ages 8 to 12.

The Theory of Everything by JJ Johnson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456239). Sara tries to pull her life back together after her best friend dies. Ages 12 to 16.


Fred Bowen Sports Stories adds Go for the Goal! by Fred Bowen (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1561456321), ages 7 to 12.


Draw Plus Science by Freddie Levin (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0939217915) offers illustration lessons aimed at enhancing science skills. Ages 7 to 12.


The Farm by Emily McKay (Dec. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0425257807). This novel told in the alternating viewpoints of two sisters is based on vampire mythology. Ages 18-up.


Christmastime by Alison Jay (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738041). This interactive tale, set at the North Pole, features allusions to Christmas carols. Ages 2 to 6.

Monkey See, Look at Me! by Lorena Siminovich (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737372) is a story about showing off and sharing. Ages 3 to 5.

This Monster Needs a Haircut by Bethany Barton (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737334) introduces a creature with out-of-control locks. Ages 3 to 5.

What to Do If an Elephant Stands on Your Foot by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803733985) offers tips on avoiding catastrophe in the jungle. Ages 3 to 5.

Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books by Karen Leggett Abouraya, illus. by Susan L. Roth (Aug. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737471) tells the true story of demonstrators who defended a library. Ages 3 to 5.

Rabbit’s Snow Dance by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by James Bruchac and Jeff Newman (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803732704). Rabbit uses an Iroquois dance to make it snow—in springtime. Ages 3 to 5.

Colorful Dreamer: The Story of Artist Henri Matisse by Marjorie Blain Parker, illus. by Holly Berry (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737587) follows Matisse’s evolution from a boy dreaming of color to a world-famous artist. Ages 3 to 5.

If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen (Oct. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737518). Jack is ready to build the house of his dreams. Ages 3 to 6.

The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber, illus. by Tedd Arnold (Dec. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735057). Leon gives chase after the present he secures for his would-be Valentine runs away. Ages 3 to 8.

Puss in Boots by Jerry Pinkney (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803716421) reimagines the classic tale. Ages 4 to 8.

See a Heart, Share a Heart by Eric Telchin (Dec. 6, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803738942) presents photos of heart shapes found in various places. Ages 4-up.

Olympig! by Victoria Jamieson (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735361) offers a story about losing gracefully. Ages 5 to 8.

The Dead Family Diaz by Paul Bracegirdle, illus. by Poly Bernatene (Aug. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803733268) is a Day of the Dead-themed tale. Ages 5 to 8.

My Special One and Only by Joe Berger (Aug. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734104) tells of a girl who loses her favorite toy. Ages 5 to 8.

Dangerously Ever After by Dashka Slater, illus. by Valeria Docampo (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803733749) introduces an anything-but-dainty princess. Ages 5 to 8.

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737495) is a picture-book biography. Ages 5 to 8.

Royal Princess Academy: Dragon Dreams by Laura Joy Rennert, illus. by Melanie Florian (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737501). Princess Emma doesn’t like pink, can’t dance, and doesn’t fit in at the academy. Ages 6 to 8.

Marvin Makes Music by Marvin Hamlisch, illus. by Jim Madsen (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737303. This semi-autobiographical story is based on the life of composer Hamlisch, who was accepted into the Juilliard School at the age of six. Ages 6 to 8.

Where Do Presidents Come From? And Other Presidential Stuff of Super Great Importance by Mike Townsend (Sept. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0803737488) is a comic-book guide to U.S. leaders. Ages 8 to 12.

Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738775). A boy in the Bronze Age is hunted by warriors who want him dead. Ages 10-up.

The Girl with Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti (July 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803735668). An isolated girl learns what freedom can be from a shape-shifting boy. Ages 12-up.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Long (Aug. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803735804) blends romance, fairy tale, and suspense. Ages 12-up.

Elemental by Antony John (Nov. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803736825). After a plague has destroyed most of the U.S. population, a teen must save the country’s kidnapped leaders. Ages 12-up.

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress (Dec. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737617). Three teenage girls in Edwardian London solve a murder and other crimes. Ages 12-up.

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803738324). A teen’s high-stakes online game turns deadly. Ages 14-up.

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803738157). When a beautiful girl is splashed with acid, a loner boy searches for the culprit. Ages 14-up.


Charlie and Lola star in But I’ve Used All My Pocket Change by Lauren Child (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737280), ages 3 to 5. Snowmen return in Snowmen at Work by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735798), ages 3 to 5. Skippyjon Jones is back in Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Olé by Judy Schachner (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737822), ages 3 to 5. Joining Dragonbreath is When Fairies Go Bad by Ursula Vernon (Sept. 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803736788), ages 8 to 12. The Books of Elsewhere welcomes The Second Spy by Jacqueline West (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803736894), ages 10-up. Heather Brewer’s The Slayer Chronicles continues with Second Chance (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737600), ages 12-up. And Eighth Grade Bites launches The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Graphic Novels by Brewer, illus. by Tony Lee (Dec. 6, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803738119), ages 12-up.


In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525425816) is a sequel to A Tale Dark and Grimm. Ages 10-up.

Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525953463) follows two sisters’ quest to find their parents. Ages 10-up.

Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinsky (Aug. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525425847). A teen who can communicate with the dead uncovers the truth behind her school’s haunting. Ages 12-up.

The Journey Back by Priscilla Cummings (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525423621). A boy who escapes from a juvenile detention facility finally comes to terms with his past. Ages 12-up.

Reached by Ally Condie (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525423669) wraps up the Matched trilogy. Ages 14-up.


Encyclopedia Brown adds Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme by Donald J. Sobol, illus. by James Bernadin (Oct. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525425823), ages 8 to 12.


Roald Dahl’s Scrumdiddlyumptious Sticker Book by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (Aug. 30; paperback; $6.99, ISBN 978-0448461724) is a sticker activity book including excerpts from several Dahl novels. Ages 5 to 8.

The Ship of Lost Souls (July 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448457765; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448457772); and The Guardians of Island X (July 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448457789; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448457796) by Rachelle Delaney and Gerald Guerlais launch the seafaring Ship of Lost Souls series. Ages 8 to 12.

Almost Identical (Sept. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448458656; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448451916) and Two-Faced (Sept. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448495590; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448451923) by Lin Oliver are the first novels of the Almost Identicalseries, about seventh-grade twins at a new school. Ages 8 to 12.

Operation Beautiful: One Note at a Time by Caitlin Boyle (Dec. 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0448457567) features notes with uplifting messages written by girls, as well as comments about how such messages have affected their lives. Ages 8 to 12.


Strawberry Shortcake is back in Best Friends Forever by Samantha Brooke (Sept. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0448462691); A Berry Bitty Christmas by Amy Ackelsberg, illus. by Laura Thomas (Oct. 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461625); and Super Sweet Treasury by Samantha Brooke, Amy Ackelsberg, Marci Beighley, and Lauren Cecil, illus. by Laura Thomas, Lisa Workman, Terry Workman, and Lana Jacobs (Oct. 11, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0448461632), ages 3 to 5. Otis stars in Otis Loves to Play by Loren Long (Sept. 13, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462707), ages 3 to 5. Tinga Tinga issues When It’s Time to Eat (Sept. 13, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448456027), ages 3 to 5. Max and Ruby return in A Christmas Tree for Ruby (Oct. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448462318); and Max & Ruby’s Storybook Treasury (Oct. 11, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0448461656), ages 3 to 5. And joining Zoobles! is A Perfect Playdate (Oct. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448462325); and The Chillville Winter Games (Oct. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448461670), ages 3 to 5.

Little Letters offers Thank You Bear by Greg Foley (Dec. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448462608); The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper (Dec. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463599); You and Me by Martine Kindermans (Dec. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463773); and You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano, illus. by Satomi Ichikawa (Dec. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463070), ages 3 to 5. Dinosaur Train rolls on with A Holiday with Buddy! (Oct. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448461717), ages 3 to 6; and Buddy’s Big, Big Book of Big, Big Dinosaurs (Oct. 11, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0448461700), ages 3-up. Angelina Ballerina stars in Angelina’s Sleepover by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig (Nov. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461564), ages 4 to 6. Penguin Young Readers Level 2 adds Love Is in the Air by Jonathan Fenske (Dec. 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448496474, ages 6 to 7. And Why Elephant Has a Trunk (Sept. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448456034) joins Tinga Tinga Tales, ages 6 to 8.

WWE gains General Manager’s Handbook by Jake Black (Sept. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448461595), ages 6 to 8. Frankly, Frannie releases Rocking Out! (July 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457505); and Here Comes the…Trouble (Oct. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448457536; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457529) by AJ Stern, illus. by Doreen Mulryan Marts, ages 6 to 8. Disney Club Penguin welcomes PH’s Great Puffle Search 7 by Tracey West (Nov. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461496), ages 6 to 8. And joining Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures are Battle for Skylands (Sept. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448461830); and Book of Elements: Magic & Tech (Sept. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448461854), ages 6 to 8; The Machine of Doom by Cavan Scott (Sept. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448461847); and Master Eon’s Official Guide (Sept. 6, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448461823), ages 8 to 12.

George Brown, Class Clown reappears in The Twelve Burps of Christmas by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Oct. 11, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448456805), ages 7 to 9. Gustav Gloom introduces Gustav Gloom and the People Taker by Adam-Troy Castro, illus. by Kristen Margiotta (Aug. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448458335), ages 8 to 12. Who Was…? gains Who Is J.K. Rowling? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Stephen Marchesi and Nancy Harrison (Aug. 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448458724); Who Is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards, illus. by John O’Brien and Harrison (Nov. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461922); and Who Was Roald Dahl? by True Kelley, illus. by Marchesi and Harrison (Aug. 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461465), ages 8 to 12. The Treasure Chest presents Prince of Air by Ann Hood, illus. by Scott Altmann (Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448454740), ages 8 to 12. And Forever Four releases Stories from New York #3 by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by Cathi Mingus (Sept. 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448455501), ages 8 to 12.

Series in Spanish

Who Was…? welcomes Quien fue Marco Polo? (Who Was Marco Polo?) by Joan Holub, illus. by John O’Brien and Nancy Harrison (Dec. 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448461748); and Quien fue Pablo Picasso? (Who Was Pablo Picasso?) by True Kelley, illus. by Kelley and Nancy Harrison (Dec. 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448461755), ages 8 to 12.



The Morganville Vampires releases Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0451238115), ages 18-up.


It’s All About Me-Ow by Hudson Talbott (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254031). An alpha cat shares his wisdom with three kittens. All ages.

There Was a Tree by Rachel Isadora (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257414) illustrates this song with pictures of African wildlife. Ages 3 to 5.

Birds of Bethlehem by Tomie dePaola (Oct. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257803). On the first Christmas, the birds of Bethlehem share the exciting news. Ages 3 to 5.

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson), illus. by E.B. Lewis (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399246524). When children won’t play with the new girl at school because she is different, their teacher gives them a lesson on compassion. Ages 5 to 8.

Dear Blue Sky by Mary Sullivan (Aug. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256844) is a novel revealing how war affects families on both sides. Ages 10-up.

This Is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257940). Two teens try to save first graders from a gun-wielding soldier suffering from PTSD. Ages 12-up.


Clara and Clem Take a Ride by Ethan Long (Oct. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448462714). After building a car out of blocks, this duo takes an imaginative trip. Ages 5 to 6.

Cat Days by Alexa Andrews (Oct. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448463056) rounds up three feline-focused stories. Ages 5 to 6.


Baby Penguins Everywhere! by Melissa Guion (Dec. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399255359). Though taking care of a large family is very hard, a mother penguin realizes the value of spending time together. Ages 2 to 5.

You Are My Wonders by Maryann Cusimano Love, illus. by Satomi Ichikawa (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252938) pays homage to students and teachers. Ages 3 to 7.

Millie Fierce by Jane Manning (Aug. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256424). Millie learns that being aggressive isn’t the best way to get noticed. Ages 3 to 7.

Flight of the Last Dragon by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Mary GrandPré (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252006) centers on the world’s last dragon. Ages 3 to 7.

The Amazing Hamweenie by Patty Bowman (Oct. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256882). A cat dreams of being a celebrity. Ages 3 to 7.

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399161032). A boy who lives an orderly life has an obstinate pet moose. Ages 3 to 7.

Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea (Nov. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399242359) is a companion to Old Bear and His Cub. Ages 3 to 8.

The World’s Greatest Lion by Ralph Helfer, illus. by Ted Lewin (July 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399254178) tells the real-life story of the MGM Studios mascot. Ages 5-up.

Penelope Crumb by Shawn Stout (Aug. 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399257285) launches a series about a spunky fourth grader. Ages 7 to 10.

Clueless McGee by Jeff Mack (Aug. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399257490) is the debut book in a series about a snarky amateur detective. Ages 8 to 10.

True Legend by Mike Lupica (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399252273). A former basketball player takes a talented younger player under his wing. Ages 10-up.

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty by Jane Yolen (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256646) imagines the backstory of the fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty. Ages 10-up.

Small Damages by Beth Kephart (July 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257483). A pregnant teen is sent to live in Spain, where she will deliver the baby and give it up for adoption. Ages 14-up.

Rift by Andrea Cremer (Aug. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399256134) is the prequel to the Nightshade trilogy. Ages 14-up.


Mal and Chad return in Belly Flop! by Stephen McCranie (Dec. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0399256585), ages 8 to 11.
Z. Apocalypse by Steve Cole (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252556) is new to Hunting, ages 10-up. And Secrets of the Eternal Rose gains Venom by Fiona Paul (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257254), ages 14-up.



Poptropica offers Skullduggery Island by Adrianne Ambrose (Dec. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462004), ages 5 to 8; Astro-Knights Island by Tracey West (Dec. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448461991; and Poptropica Doodle Book (Dec. 6, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0448462301), ages 6 to 8.


The Monster Alphabet by Michael Spradlin, illus. by Jeff Weigel (Aug. 16, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0843169843) is a zombie alphabet book. Ages 3 to 5.

Hello, Doctor by Michael Escoffier, illus. by Matthieu Maudet (Dec. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0843172317). Animals visit a physician. Ages 3 to 5.

Cool Crafts for Hip Kids by Katie Evans (Sept. 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0843170627) contains 16 simple projects. Ages 8 to 12.

The Boys’ Christmas Book by Tracy Turner, illus. by Paul Moran (Oct. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843171976); and The Girls’ Christmas Book by Ellen Bailey, illus. by Ann Kronheimer (Oct. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843171983) compile holiday activities. Ages 8 to 12.

Welcome to Pop Culture Planet: Your Guide to the World of Weenicons by Tony Cresswell (Oct. 11, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0843170931) presents an illustrated take on pop culture and retro classics. Ages 8 to 12.


Adventure Time offers It’s a SlamacowtasticStory Mix-Up (Oct. 11, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0843172225), ages 6 to 8; Dude-It-YourselfAdventure Journal by Kirsten Mayer, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Oct. 11, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0843172447), ages 7 to 10; and Adventure Time Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Oct. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843172218), ages 8 to 12. New Mad Libs titles are Hot Off the Presses Mad Libs by Roger Price, Mickie Matheis, and Leonard Stern (July 19, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843169997); and Hanukkah Mad Libs (Sept. 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843172454); Penguin Classics Mad Libs (Nov. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843171969); and Poptropica Mad Libs (Dec. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843172331) by Roger Price and Leonard Stern, ages 8 to 12.


Fantastic Mr. Dahl by Michael Rosen (Sept. 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0141322131) is a biography of author Roald Dahl. Ages 8-up.


Puffin Storytime welcomes Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones by Judy Schachner (Nov. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0142424544), ages 3-up. Sophie’s Mixed-Up Magic presents Out of Sight by Amanda Ashby (Oct. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142416815), ages 9-up. Vet Volunteers releases Acting Out by Laurie Halse Anderson (Aug. 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142416761), ages 10-up. And Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker adds For Better or For Worse by Robin Palmer (Aug. 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142415047), ages 10-up.


Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway (Aug. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399251917). An apple takes a lot of flack when he becomes friends with a worm. Ages 3 to 5.

The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf, illus. by the Brothers Hilts (Aug. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256653). A family discovers the wonder of nighttime when its members are unable to sleep. Ages 3 to 5.

Mossy by Jan Brett (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257827) tells of a turtle with a garden growing on her shell. Ages 3 to 5.

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illus. by Dan Santat (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399255144). Three pigs sign up for martial arts lessons to prepare to take down the big bad wolf. Ages 5 to 8.

Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell, illus. by David Catrow (Oct. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254062). With her homemade toys and backyard games, Molly Lou teaches her bored new neighbor a whole new way to play. Ages 5 to 8.

Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by E.B. Lewis (Dec. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252136). A boy helps his grandmother remember an important family story. Ages 5 to 8.

Mysteries According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney (July 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399254147). When Mrs. Brisbane goes missing, Humphrey solves the crime. Ages 7 to 9.

Bully by Patricia Polacco (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257049). Lyla’s cheerleader teammates begin teasing classmates on Facebook. Ages 7-up.

Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison by Matthew McElligott and Larry David Tuxbury, illus. by McElligott (Aug. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399254819). Victor and his 200 year-old friend, Benjamin Franklinstein, work to stop the nefarious Emperor. Ages 8 to 12.

Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink by Paula Danziger, Bruce Coville, and Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Tony Ross (Sept. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399256561). Amber is Best Child in her mother’s wedding in this addition to the late Danziger’s series. Ages 8 to 12.

Keeping Safe the Stars by Sheila O’Connor (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254598). After crisis hits, a girl is the only one left to take care of her family. Ages 10-up.

Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein (July 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257209). When her parents and brother are kidnapped, Sara Jane discovers her family’s mob connections. Ages 12-up.

The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin (Aug. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256868). Will a summer spent chasing tornadoes change Jane’s life for the better? Ages 14-up.

Black City by Elizabeth Richards (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399159435) is a post-apocalyptic love story. Ages 14-up.


Princess Posey stars in Princess Posey and the Monster Stew by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Stephanie Sisson (Aug. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399254642; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0142421055), ages 5 to 8. Dyamonde Daniel offers Halfway to Perfect by Nikki Grimes, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (July 5, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0399251788), ages 7 to 9. Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian issues The Birthday Party of Dread by Michael Rex (Aug. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0399255236), ages 6 to 8. Humphrey releases Winter According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney (Oct. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399254154), ages 7 to 9. And Seconds Away by Harlan Coben (Sept. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399256516) joins Mickey Bolitar Novels, ages 12-up.


Undead Ed by Rotterly Ghoulstone, illus. by Nigel Baines (Aug. 16, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1595145314) introduces a series involving zombie antics. Ages 8-12.

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin (Aug. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595145086). Two students try to discover their school’s secrets . Ages 8 to 12.

Zip by Ellie Rollins (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595145703). Lyssa travels cross-country by scooter to save her former home from being bulldozed. Ages 8 to 12.

Survive by Alex Morel (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145109). Fate intervenes with a girl on the brink of suicide. Ages 12-up.

Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard (Aug. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145116) is a modern-day retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Ages 12-up.

Origin by Jessica Khoury (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145956) centers on a girl created by scientists to launch an immortal race. Ages 12-up.

Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145192). Two girls from different backgrounds dream themselves into each other’s lives. Ages 12-up.

The Innocents by Lili Peloquin (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145826) starts up a series about two sisters fighting to belong in a sinister, secretive town. Ages 12-up.

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145789) stars a boy with Asperger’s syndrome who’s a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. Ages 12-up.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Dec. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595145840). Three realms grapple for power, changing the lives of four young people forever. Ages 12-up.

Dead Cat Bounce by Nic Bennett (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595144690). When Jonah accompanies his dad to his job on the trading floor, a hotshot trader takes him under his wing. Ages 14-up.


Misfit Menagerie adds The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie by Jacqueline Resnick, illus. by Matthew Cook (Dec. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595145888), ages 8 to 12. Shark Wars continues with Kingdom of the Deep (July 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595145093); and Enemy of Oceans (Dec. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595144768) by EJ Altbacker, ages 8 to 12. Darwen Arkwright issues Darwen Arkwright and the Insidious Bleck by A.J. Hartley, illus. by Emily Osborne (Nov. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595144102), ages 9 to 12. Fifteen Love by Nicole Leigh Shepherd (Aug. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595144188) is a new PrettyTOUGH title, ages 10-up. And Department Nineteen presents The Rising by Will Hill (Aug. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595144072), ages 14-up.


Josie Griffin Is Not a Vampire by Heather Swain (Sept. 13, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0142421000). Former good girl-turned-rebel Josie lands in anger management therapy when she seeks revenge on her cheating boyfriend. Ages 12-up.


Red Truck by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Valeria Petrone (Sept. 13, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0670014675). A truck saves a school bus from a mud puddle. Ages 2 to 5.

Make a Wish Bear by Greg Foley (Sept. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0670012398). Other animals advise Bear on how to make his wish to come true. Ages 2 to 5.

Brave Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby (Sept. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0670012688). Squish Rabbit discovers that the dark can be magical. Ages 3 to 5.

Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013142). Neighbors Rabbit and Owl resolve their housing problems. Ages 3 to 5.

Rat & Roach: Friends to the End by David Covell (July 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0670014095) is a friendship tale. Ages 3 to 6.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout by Jill Abramson and Jane O’Connor, illus. by Deborah Melmon (Sept. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0670014415). Scout is determined to win over the other, older dogs at the park. Ages 4 to 6.

Roller Coaster Kid by Mary Ann Rodman, illus. by Roger Roth (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670011506). A boy faces his fear of the roller coaster, which his grandfather loves riding. Ages 4 to 8.

Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story by Lise Friedman, illus. by Mary Dowdle (Oct. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0670013920). This backstage look at The Nutcracker ballet features a young dancer. Ages 7 to 9.

Red Thread Sisters by Carol Antoinette Peacock (Oct. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0670013869). When a Chinese girl is adopted by an American couple, she struggles to adjust to her new life. Ages 8 to 12.

Buddy by M.H. Herlong (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014033). After Hurricane Katrina, Tyrone searches for his missing dog. Ages 9-up.

The Spy Princess by Sherwood Smith (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670063413). When she sneaks out of the palace, Lady Lilah learns that her country is on the edge of revolution. Ages 10-up.

Almost Home by Joan Bauer (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670012893). A troubled girl learns to cope, with the help of a rescue dog, a foster family, and a supportive teacher. Ages 10-up.

The Creature from the Seventh Grade: Boy or Beast by Bob Balaban, illus. by Andy Rash (Sept. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0670012718) launches a series about a boy who morphs into a giant mutant sea turtle. Ages 10-up.

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0670012961). Becca, who can hear the thoughts of others, discovers her stepfather’s criminal activities. Ages 12-up.

Lindsey Lost by Suzanne Phillips (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670784608). Micah may have been the last person to see his sister before she was murdered—but he can’t remember what happened. Ages 12-up.

Flash Point by Nancy Kress (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670012473). After joining a reality TV show, Amy must fight for her life, on and off camera. Ages 12-up.


Llama Llama is back in Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670012336), ages 3 to 5. Max and Ruby star in Max and Ruby’s Treasure Hunt by Rosemary Wells (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670063178), ages 3 to 5. Cam Jansen returns in Cam Jansen and the Millionaire Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Joy Allen (Sept. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670012589), ages 6 to 8. And Wereworld continues with Shadow of the Hawk by Curtis Jobling (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670784554), ages 10-up.


What Do You See, Spot? by Eric Hill (Aug. 16, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0399260100) is an oversized board book, ages 1 to 3.

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, illus. by Eleanor Taylor (Sept. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0723237102) is based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter. Ages 5 to 6.


Beatrix Potter gains The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Aug. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0723268369); and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (Aug. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0723268376) by Beatrix Potter, ages 5 to 6.


No Kiss for Mother by Tomi Ungerer (Sept. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0714864754) addresses the difficulties that arise between parents and children. Ages 1 to 6.


Tullet Game Series adds The Game in the Dark (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0714864853); The Game of Red, Yellow and Blue (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0714864815); and The Game of Sculpture (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0714864891) by Hervé Tullet, ages 1 to 6.


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Those Amazing Animals welcomes Those Kooky Kangaroos by Bonnie Nickel (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1561645343, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0714864853), ages 6 to 9.


When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly by Kathy DeZarn Beynette (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0764963186) pairs poems offering life lessons with animal paintings. Ages 3 to 7.


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Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved by Diane Lang, illus. by Lauren Gallegos (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0983459453) is a picture book extolling the virtues of animals that usually are feared or shunned. Ages 4 to 7.


Cuttlefish (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146252); and The Steam Mole (Dec. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146924) by David Freer are steampunk-inflected adventures set in an alternative 20th century. Ages 12-up.

Reaper by K.D. McEntire (Aug. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146320). Wendy must unravel the mysteries her mother left behind and convince her family to accept her. Ages 12-up.

Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146828). In the follow-up to Fair Coin, Ephraim and his companions learn to work together in order to save the multiverse. Ages 12-up.

Toxic City #1: London Eye by Tim Lebbon (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146801) launches a series set in London, where a terrorist attack has left the city an uninhabited wasteland. Ages 12-up.

Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele (Nov. 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146863). A boy living on the moon is embroiled in a political and military struggle. Ages 12-up.

The Crossing by Mandy Haer (Jan. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146986). Living in the Holy City after the Tribulation, Maryam faces a tough decision. Ages 14-up.


Everness continues with Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146788), ages 12-up. And The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146887) is a new Tweed & Nightingale Adventure, ages 12-up.


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Monkeyfarts!: Wacky Jokes Every Kid Should Know by David Borgenicht (Sept. 18, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1594746055) compiles jokes about monsters, pirates, superheroes, and more. Ages 6 to 10.

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle (Sept. 25, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1594745911); and Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters (Jan. 15, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1594745935) by Charles Gilman launch a series set in a strange school. Ages 9-up.


Sweet Dreams Lullaby by Betsy Snyder (Dec. 26, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307980601). This bedtime tale is the first in a series. Up to age 4.

Room for the Baby by Michelle Edwards, illus. by Jana Christy (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870903). What’s a family to do when there’s a baby on the way but no place to put a crib? Ages 3 to 6.

The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley, illus. by Billy Aronson (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869891). This story set on a farm features math problems. Ages 3 to 6.

Dinosaurs: In Your Face! by Robert Bakker, illus. by Luis Rey (Aug. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0307976925) is a 3-D omnibus of Dinosaurs!, Prehistoric Monsters!, and Dino Babies! Ages 3 to 7.

Hey, Duck! by Carin Bramsen (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869907). A duckling tries to befriend a cat that it mistakes for another duck. Ages 3 to 7.

Railroad Hank by Lisa Moser, illus. by Benji Davies (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868498). The title character drives his train up the mountain to cheer up Granny Bett. Ages 3 to 8.

Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson, illus. by Christian Robinson (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869730) centers on Harlem Renaissance singer and dancer Florence Mills. Ages 3 to 8.

I Haiku You by Betsy Snyder (Dec. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0375867507) compiles brief, Japanese-style poetry. Ages 4-up.

The Passover Lamb by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0307931771). A sheep on Miriam’s family’s farm gives birth to triplets. Ages 6 to 9.

Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes #1: Phoenix by Jeff Stone (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870187). In this series debut, Phoenix learns that his grandfather is a legendary monk. Ages 9 to 12.

Dog Diaries #1: Ginger (Jan. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307978998); and Dog Diaries #2: Buddy (Jan. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307979049) by Kate Klimo, illus. by Tim Jessell, launch a series about dogs’ adventures. Ages 4 to 7.

Bright Island: Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Edition by Mabel L. Robinson, illus. by Lynd Ward (Oct. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0394809861; Yearling paperback; $6.99, ISBN 978-0375971365) is a new edition of this Newbery Honor Book about a girl living on a Maine island. Ages 10-up.

Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by Jonathan Strahan (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868306) collects witch stories by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Garth Nix, and others. Ages 12-up.

Flutter by Gina Linko (Oct. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869969). A girl who suffers from seizures wants to be like any other 17-year-old. Ages 12-up.

The Assault by Brian Falkner (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869464). Six teens have been modified to look like aliens to infiltrate the enemy’s Australian Outback headquarters. Ages 12-up.

The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1 by Mark Frost (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870453) opens a series combining mystery, action, and the supernatural. Ages 12-up.

Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis (Dec. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375867835). After moving to a new town, Vinnie gets to know a girl under two different identities—one on the phone, one in person. Ages 12-up.

Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375866500). Two teens are on the run from powerful forces determined to keep them from discovering the truth about their shared past and future. Ages 14-up.


Dr. Seuss’s Nursery Collection adds Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Softly Book by Dr. Seuss (Aug. 7, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0375870033), up to age 3. Happi Baby gains Happi Love by Dena (Dec. 26, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0375871788), up to age 3. Teenie Greenies welcomes The Little Recycler by Jan Gerardi (Jan. 22, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375861727), up to age 4. Big Bird’s Favorites Board Books adds Elmo Can…Taste! Touch! Smell! See! Hear! by Michaela Muntean, illus. by Maggie Swanson (Jan. 8, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307980786), ages 1 to 3. Joining Sesame Beginnings is It’s Time! by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Christopher Moroney (Jan. 8, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307980595), ages 1 to 3. Big Lift-and-Look Books offers Pocoyo’s Big Lift-and-Look Book by Kristen Depken (Aug. 7, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0307980953), ages 1 to 4. Bright & Early Board Books presents Good Night, Pocoyo by Depken (Jan. 8, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307981639), ages 1 to 4. Glow-in-the-Dark Board Books continues with Good Night, Thomas by Rev. W. Awdry (Aug. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307976970), ages 2 to 5. Little Golden Book Favorites adds Marvel Heroes Little Golden Book Favorites #1 (Marvel) (Aug. 7, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307976536), ages 2 to 5. Glitter Board Books gains Thomas Saves Easter (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs (Jan. 8; board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307981585), ages 2 to 6. Clap Your Hands!, illus. by Joe Ewers (Jan. 8, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0375822261) joins Puppet Books, ages 2 to 6. Joining Big Golden Books are Blue Mountain Mystery (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs (July 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0307931498); Princess and the Popstar Big Golden Book (Barbie) by Kristen L. Depken (July 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0307976765); Dora’s Christmas Carol (Dora the Explorer), illus. by Brenda Goddard and Dan Haskett (Sept. 11, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0307975928); The Sponge Who Saved Christmas (SpongeBob SquarePants) by Melissa Wygand, illus. by Fabrizio Petrossi (Sept. 11, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0307975966); and Barbie Spring 2013 DVD Big Golden Book (Barbie) by Kristen Depken (Jan. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0307981677), ages 3 to 7. Nickelodeon Little Golden Book Collection (Nickelodeon) by James Killeen, Molly Reisner, and Geof Smith (Aug. 7, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0375851209) is a new Little Golden Book Treasury, ages 3 to 7. Doodle Books issues Happy Holi-Doodles! (Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Christopher Moroney (Sept. 11, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0307931986), ages 3 to 7. Super Stickerific adds Beautiful Barbie (Barbie) (Jan. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0375855535), ages 3 to 7. And 3-D Picturebacks continues with Enter the Lair (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Jan. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449813850), ages 3 to 7.And new Sesame Street titles are Circle of Friends by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Tom Brannon (Sept. 25, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0307931856); and Elmo’s Daddy by Kleinberg, illus. by Louis Womble (Jan. 8, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307981226), ages 2 to 4; Get Moving with Elmo! by Joe Mathieu (Aug. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0307976666); and Elmo’s Rockin’ Rhyme Time! by Kleinberg, illus. by Tom Brannon (Aug. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307931849), ages 3 to 6.

Picturebacks adds Best Friends Rock (Barbie) by Mary Man-Kong (July 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976215); Risky Rails! (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry (July 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976741); Pocoyo Dance (Pocoyo) by Kristen Depken (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307980960); Saved by the Shell! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307980717); The Super Friends Save Christmas/Race to the North Pole (DC Super Friends) by Billy Wrecks (Sept. 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307979469); Thomas’ 123 Book (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Richard Courtney (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307982032); Thump!/The Lost Egg (Cat in the Hat/Seuss) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu (Jan. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307980632); Barbie (based on the spring 2013 DVD) by Mary Man-Kong (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307981066); and Wedding Party! (Barbie) by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Kellee Riley (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307931160), ages 3 to 7.

New Step into Reading titles are Secret of the Green Engine (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Richard Courtney (July 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307931504), ages 3 to 7; Star Power (Barbie) by Mary Man-Kong (July 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307931962); Hero Story Collection (DC Super Friends) (Aug. 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0375872983); I Can Be President (Barbie) by Christy Webster, illus. by Kellee Riley (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307931221); Monkey Play by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375869938); Surprise for Pocoyo (Pocoyo) by Christy Webster (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307980991); I Can Be...A Baby Doctor (Barbie) by Kristen L. Depken, illus. by Das Grup (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307981127); Monsters Munch Lunch! (Sesame Street) by Abigail Tabby, illus. by Louis Womble (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307980571); Barbie Spring 2013 DVD Step into Reading (Barbie) (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307981158); The Tree Doctor (Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Tom Brannon (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375869570); Chicks! by Sandra Horning, illus. by Jon Goodell (Jan. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307932211), ages 4 to 6; and Fox and Crow Are Not Friends by Melissa Wiley, illus. by Sebastien Braun (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375869822); Green Team! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) by Christy Webster, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307980700); George, Thomas, and Abe!: The Step into Reading Presidents Story Collection by Frank Murphy and Martha Brenner, illus. by Richard Walz and Donald Cook (Aug. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0449812884); Home For Christmas (Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Tom Brannon (Sept. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976253); Bizarro Day! (DC Super Friends) by Billy Wrecks, illus. by Francesco Legramandi (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307981196); and Robot Rampage! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) by Christy Webster, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Jan. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307982124), ages 5 to 8.

Joining Deluxe Picturebacks are A Reindeer’s First Christmas/New Friends for Christmas (Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Joe Mathieu and Aristides Ruiz (Sept. 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307976246); Go, Go, Thomas!/Express Coming Through (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry (Jan. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307982162); and Heroes vs. Villains/Space Chase! (DC Super Friends) by Billy Wrecks, illus. by Erik Doescher, Mike DeCarlo, and David Tanguay (Jan. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307976161), ages 3 to 7. Glow in the Dark Picturebacks issues Meet the Winx! (Winx Club) (Jan. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307982285), ages 3 to 7. Pretty Penny returns in Pretty Penny Makes Ends Meet by Devon Kinch (Jan. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375867378), ages 4 to 8. Beginner Books presents The Big Purple Book of Beginner Books by P.D. Eastman, Peter Eastman, Helen Palmer, and Michael Frith (Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0307975874); and A Pet Named Sneaker by Joan Heilbroner), illus. by Pascal Lemaitre (Jan. 8, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0307975805), ages 5 to 8. And Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library introduces If I Ran the Horse Show: All About Horses (Aug. 7, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0375866838); and Hark! A Shark! All About Sharks (Jan. 8, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0375870736) by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu, ages 5 to 8.

New Junior Novels are The Power of Dragon Flame (Winx Club) by J.E. Bright (Jan. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307982315), ages 5 to 8; and Princess and the Popstar Junior Novelization (Barbie) by Irene Trimble (July 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307976260); The Mask of Anubis (House of Anubis) by J.E. Bright (Aug. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307980724); Trouble with Trix (Winx Club) (Aug. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307979957); and Welcome to Alfea (Winx Club) (Aug. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307979940) by Randi Reisfeld; and Barbie Spring 2013 DVD Junior Novelization (Barbie) by Molly McGuire Woods (Jan. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307981103), ages 8 to 12. Classic Seuss releases Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (Aug. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0394800912); and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss (Jan. 22, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0394844848) by Dr. Seuss, ages 6 to 9. Squish welcomes Captain Disaster by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm (Sept. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375843921), ages 7 to 10. Babymouse is back in Extreme Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm (Jan. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307931603), ages 7 to 10. And Stone Rabbit offers Robot Frenzy by Erik Craddock (Jan. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375869136), ages 7 to 10.

The Adventures of Wedgieman continues with Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born by Charise Mericle Harper, illus. by Bob Shea (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307930712), ages 5 to 8. And Stepping Stone Books gains Magic Tree House 20th Anniversary Edition: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca (Sept. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0375869884), ages 5 to 8; Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus (Aug. 7, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0375870637); Capital Mysteries: Turkey Trouble on the National Mall by Ronald Roy, illus. by Timothy Bush (Aug. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307932204); and Little Wings: The One and Only Willa Bean by Cecilia Galante, illus. by Kristi Valiant (Dec. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0375869501), ages 6 to 9; and Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Sept. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0375856532); and Magic Tree House: A Crazy Day with Cobras (Dec. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0375867958) by Osborne, illus. by Murdocca, ages 7 to 12.

Joining Horse Diaries are Tennessee Rose by Jane Kendall, illus. by Astrid Sheckels (Aug. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375870064); and Darcy by Whitney Sanderson, illus. by Ruth Sanderson (Jan. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307976352), ages 8 to 12. Ginny Davis’s Year in Stuff continues with Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Elicia Castaldi (Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375868511), ages 8 to 12. Ashtown Burials adds The Drowned Vault by N.D. Wilson (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375864407), ages 8 to 12. Books of Ember issues The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel by Jeanne DuPrau, adapted by Dallas Middaugh, illus. by Niklas Asker (Sept. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0375867934), ages 8 to 12. Tapestry presents The Maelstrom by Henry Neff (Oct. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375857072), ages 8 to 12. Dragon of Seas by Pierdomenico Baccalario, trans. by Leah D. Janeczko, joins Century, ages 10 to 13. Look-It-Up Books gains The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents by Wyatt Blassingame (Dec. 26, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-0679803584), ages 10 to 13. Lynburn Legacy introduces Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (Sept. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0375870415), ages 12-up. And The Blood Journals features The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton (Aug. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375867347), ages 14-up.



Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0345523341) is a new Zombie novel, ages 14-up. And Uglies adds Cutters by Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson, illus. by Steven Cummings (Dec. 4, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0345527233), ages 14-up.


Where’s Ellie?: A Hide-and-Seek Book by Salina Yoon (Aug. 28, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307978066) challenges children to spot Ellie the elephant. Up to age 3.

Big Girl Panties by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Valeria Petrone (Sept. 11, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0307931528) is a potty-training tale. Up to age 4.

Tweet Hearts by Susan Reagan (Dec. 26, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0307931535) is a counting book featuring two lovebirds and 10 hearts. Up to age 4.

The Bus Driver by Todd Harris Goldman, illus. by Todd Doodler (Jan. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0307979070). This counting story follows a bus driver’s route. Up to age 4.

A Princess Like Me: A Royal Pop-Up (Aug. 7, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307976444); and Rumble! Roar! Dinosaurs!: A Prehistoric Pop-Up (Aug. 7, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307976437) are pop-up books introducing princesses and dinosaurs. Ages 3 to 8.

Who Needs Love? by Elise Primavera, illus. by Laura Park (Dec. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375855856) is the tale of two alligator friends and a witch. Ages 5 to 8.


Emily and Jackson Hiding Out by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Aug. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0385740975). Can Emily and her orphan friend Jackson escape the clutches of the Child-Catching Services? Ages 7 to 10.

Behind the Bookcase by Mark Steensland, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385740715). Siblings find the unexpected while helping their parents fix up their late grandmother’s house. Ages 8 to 12.

On the Run by Clara Bourreau (Oct. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0385742764). Anthony discovers that his allegedly traveling father is actually in jail. Ages 8 to 12.

Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741859) launches a series about middle schoolers who take on super-villains. Ages 9 to 12.

Mr. Terupt Falls Again by Rob Buyea (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742054) is a sequel to Because of Mr. Terupt. Ages 9 to 12.

Path of Beasts by Lian Tanner (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385739078). Children try to reclaim their city from a villain and his army of mercenaries. Ages 9 to 12.

Magicalamity by Kate Saunders (Dec. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385740777). The son of an escaped fairy has three dangerous godmothers. Ages 9 to 12.

Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green by Helen Phillips (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742368). Two sisters search a Central American jungle for their missing bird-tracker father. Ages 10-up.

Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up by Mark Peter Hughes (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385737128) tells the story of a fictional Rhode Island band. Ages 10-up.

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742092). At the end of WWII, a Kansas boy is sent to a Maine boarding school in the aftermath of his mother’s death. Ages 10-up.

The Kill Order by James Dashner (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742887) is a prequel to the Maze Runner trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction by Carrie Ryan (Aug. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385741293) includes stories by Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, and others. Ages 12-up.

Discovering Wes Moore by Wes Moore (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385741675). Through events from his own life, Moore explores the issues that separate success and failure. Ages 12-up.

Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741040). Clare discovers something gruesome about her quaint beach town. Ages 12-up.

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741941) adapts the adult book of the same title. Ages 12-up.

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741606) is a love story set in a magical city with two rival ruling families. Ages 12-up.

The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385738361). Caro’s life changes when her older sister returns home after years away. Ages 12-up.

Velveteen by Daniel Marks (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742245). After landing in the City of the Dead, the title character resolves to haunt her murderer. Ages 12-up

Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742153). The medical examiner Kate is shadowing for her premed program is arrested for murder. Ages 12-up.

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741774). A girl who always follows the rules falls for the wrong guy. Ages 12-up.

Speed of Light by Amber Kizer (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741149) centers on a teen who is destined to transition souls into the next world. Ages 12-up.

Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir (Dec. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385738408). The boy Michele fell in love with during her time travels enrolls in her school. Ages 12-up.

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (Jan. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741460). A teen who runs away to Paris is hired as a companion for a countess’s daughter. Ages 12-up.

Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney (Jan. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742061) concludes the series that started with The Face on the Milk Carton. Ages 12-up.

Promises to Keep by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741927). A vampire hunter must thwart the rise of a vampire-controlled slave empire. Ages 12-up.

Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385740180) is a companion novel to Juliet Immortal. Ages 14-up.

Sacred by Elana Arnold (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742115). After her brother dies, a California girl withdraws from her parents and friends. Ages 14-up.

Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385737982) is a sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend. Ages 14-up.


Melonhead adds Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster by Katy Kelly, illus. by Gillian Johnson (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0385741644), ages 8 to 12. The Katerina Trilogy continues with The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385740241), ages 12-up. And The Lacey Chronicles issues The Rogue’s Princess by Eve Edwards (Jan. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385740937), ages 14-up.



Friendship Box offers Bibbidi Bobbidi Books! (Disney Princess) by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (Aug. 7, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0736430227); Highland Heroes! (Disney/Pixar Brave) (Aug. 7, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0736428958), ages 1 to 4; and Fish In a Box (Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo) (Aug. 7, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736421546), ages 3 to 8. Peekaboo Toys (Disney/Pixar Toy Story) by Kristen Depken (Aug. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0736428804) is a new Pop-Up Book, ages 1 to 4. Joining Glitter Board Books are Snow Princesses (Disney Princess) by Irene Trimble (Sept. 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0736430043); and A Princess Easter (Disney Princess) (Jan. 8, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0736430142), ages 3 to 7. And Glow-in-the-Dark Board Books releases Good Night, Lightning (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Jan. 8, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0736429764), ages 3 to 7.


Cowboy Christmas by Rob Sanders, illus. by John Manders (Sept. 11, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0375869853). Three cowboys celebrate the holiday on the range. Ages 2 to 5.

A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books (Aug. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0375870446) compiles I Can Fly, Baby’s House, The Up and Down Book, and The Golden Book of Little Verses. Ages 3 to 6.


Touch-and-Feel presents Pat the Zoo (Pat the Bunny) (Aug. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0307977977), up to age 3. Golden Baby welcomes Baby’s Christmas by Esther Wilkin (Sept. 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375870583), up to age 4. And new Little Golden Books are Princess and the Popstar Little Golden Book (Barbie) by Mary Tillworth (July 24, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976178); Blue Mountain Mystery (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry (July 24, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307975904); Buddy’s Teeth (Dinosaur Train) by Dave Aikins (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375861567); Purple Monkey Rescue! (Team Umizoomi) by Sue DiCicco (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307975898); The Doctor Is In! (Bubble Guppies) by Eren Unten (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307975881); The Incredible Hulk (Marvel) by Billy Wrecks, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307931948); The Three Bears by Feodor Rojankovsky (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307021403); Favorite Little Golden Books for Christmas (Sept. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0307977458; A Very Crabby Christmas (Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Dave Aikins (Sept. 11, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976239); Favorite Little Golden Books for Springtime (Jan. 8, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0307980618); Barbie Spring 2013 DVD Little Golden Book (Barbie) by Mary Tillworth (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307981080); Eye of the Dragon (Marvel: Iron Man) by Billy Wrecks, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976543); Grandma’s House (Dora the Explorer), illus. by Brenda Goddard and Dan Haskett (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307981059); Old MacDonald Had a Farm, illus. by Anne Kennedy (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307979643); Super Pocoyo (Pocoyo) by Kristen Depken (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307981608); Superman! (DC Super Friends) by Billy Wrecks, illus. by Ethen Beavers (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307931955); The Chocolate Voyage (Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Dave Aikins (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307980236); The Little Golden Book of Jokes and Riddles by Peggy Brown, illus. by David Sheldon (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307979162); The Monsters on the Bus (Sesame Street) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Joe Ewers (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307980588); The Princess and the Pea by Jana Christy (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307979513); and Where the Pirates Arrgh! (SpongeBob SquarePants) by Melissa Wygand, illus. by Heather Martinez (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307981745), ages 2 to 5.



Little Golden Books releases A Skipping Day (Disney Junior: Jake and the Neverland Pirates) by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430296); Cinderella (Disney Princess) by Ron Dias (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736423625; Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo) (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736421393); Shop with Minnie (Disney Junior: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) by Posner-Sanchez (Aug. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430319); Wreck-It Ralph Little Golden Book (Disney Wreck-it Ralph) (Sept. 18, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736429726); Monsters, Inc. Little Golden Book (Disney/Pixar Monsters, Inc.) (Dec. 26, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736427999); A Knight in Sticky Armor (Disney Junior: Doc McStuffins) by Posner-Sanchez (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430302); Aladdin (Disney Aladdin) by Karen Kreider, illus. by Darrell Baker (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736422598); A Noisy Treasure (Disney Junior: Jake and the Neverland Pirates) by Posner-Sanchez (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430289); Planes Little Golden Book (Disney Planes) (Jan. 8, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736429740), ages 2 to 5; and Cars Little Golden Book Library (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Aug. 7, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0736430081); and Secret of the Wings (Disney Fairies) (Aug. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736430036), ages 3 to 7.

Big Golden Books offers Cinderella Big Golden Book (Diamond) Big Golden Book (Disney Princess) (Aug. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736430029); Finding Nemo Big Golden Book (Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo) (Aug. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736429221); Wreck-It Ralph (Disney Wreck-It Ralph) (Sept. 18, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736429542); Monsters, Inc. Big Golden Book (Disney/Pixar Monsters, Inc.) (Dec. 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736428552); and Planes Big Golden Book (Disney Planes) (Jan. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736430197, ages 3 to 7. And Picturebacks gains Wreck-it Ralph Pictureback (Disney Wreck-it Ralph) (Jan. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736429610), ages 3 to 7.


Mine! by Shutta Crum, illus. by Patrice Barton (Aug. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375863462). Two children navigate the trials of sharing. Ages 1 to 4.

What Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Mike Lowery (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375867262) reveals what the long-necked birds can do. Ages 1 to 4.

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na (Jan. 8, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307977908) features animals in various seasons. Ages 1 to 5.

Pigs in Pajamas by Maggie Smith (Dec. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375848179) is an alliterative story about a porcine pajama party. Ages 3 to 6.

10 Valentine Friends by Janet Schulman, illus. by Linda Davick (Dec. 26, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375871306) is a counting tale about making Valentines. Ages 3 to 8.

Wild About You! by Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0307931788) shows that it takes a zoo to raise a baby. Ages 4 to 8.

Hey, Presto! by Nadia Shireen (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869051). Two friends stage a magic show at a carnival. Ages 4 to 8.

Ready for Pumpkins by Kate Duke (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870682). A classroom guinea pig learns how to garden. Ages 5 to 8.

Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375860935) centers on a family that celebrates holidays of different faiths. Ages 5 to 8.

Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Marjorie Priceman (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375857003) is set in a snow-besieged town. Ages 5 to 8.

The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe by Pat Mora, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (Dec. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868382) retells the religious story. Ages 5 to 8.

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Jan. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375867125) offers a portrait of this artist. Ages 5 to 8.

The Wondrous Journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins by Lesley M. M. Blume, illus. by David Foote (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868504) reveals the thought-to-be-lost diaries of a world famous paleozoologist. Ages 8 to 12.

Super by Matthew Cody (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868948). A regular kid stops a super-villain bent on stealing his friends’ superpowers. Ages 8 to 12.

Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story by Stephanie Spinner, illus. by Meilo So (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375868467) relates what graduate student Irene Pepperberg discovered while studying a parrot in 1977. Ages 8 to 12.

True Colors by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (Nov. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375860997). In 1950s Vermont, a girl searches for the mother she’s never known. Ages 8 to 12.

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne, illus. by Oliver Jeffers (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307977625) is about a boy who doesn’t obey the law of gravity. Ages 8 to 12.

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869259). In 1871, Georgie is known for her aim with a rifle—and her outspokenness. Ages 9 to 13.

A Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869297). A girl realizes her strength after her village is bombed by the Nazis. Ages 10-up.

Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli (Jan. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375831980). A boy has his bike stolen in a place where there are no adults and few laws. Ages 10-up.

Pie in the Sky by Jane Smiley (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869686). This novel of a girl and two horses is set in 1960s California. Ages 11-up.

Every Day by David Levithan (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307931887). Each morning, “A” wakes up in a different person’s body. Ages 12-up.

The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870804). A girl discovers that her bones are made out of stone. Ages 12-up.

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869549). A girl tries to hide her skills when an oppressive king orders the capture of anyone with magical strengths. Ages 12-up.

Fitz by Mick Cochrane (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375856839). A teen comes to know his estranged father. Ages 12-up.

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870408). An albino boy tries to blend into the background at his new school. Ages 12-up.

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869198) is a tale of desire, despair, and transformation set on a remote island. Ages 14-up.

All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870828). This story of sibling rivalry is told from two sisters’ perspectives. Ages 14-up.

Under the Bridge by Michael Harmon (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375866463). When his skateboarder brother drops out of school, Tate has to save him from the seedy elements of the city. Ages 14-up.

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo (Dec. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870002). A 15-year-old girl falls for a sophisticated college student. Ages 14-up.


Lunch Lady continues with Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Sept. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375870354), ages 7 to 10. Books of Beginning adds The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375868719), ages 8 to 12. The Red Blazer Girls introduces The Secret Cellar by Michael Beil (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375867415), ages 10-up. Sammy Keyes returns in Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City by Wendelin Van Draanen (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870538), ages 10-up. And The Montmaray Journals issues The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870507), ages 12-up.


Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff (Jan. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375838910). When she learns that her brother is missing in action in WWII, a girl goes in search of family. Ages 8 to 12.

Odessa Again by Dana Reinhardt (Jan. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385739566). A girl grapples with her father’s upcoming second marriage. Ages 8 to 12.

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead (Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385737432). A new neighbor recruits Georges to be a snoop. Age 9 to 12.

Road Trip by Gary Paulsen, illus. by Jim Paulsen (Jan. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385741910). Over the course of a trip to rescue a dog, a father and son accumulate passengers—and may be being followed. Ages 9 to 13.

Beyond: A Ghost Story by Graham McNamee (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385737753). Lexi’s best friend’s shadow seems to pull her into near-fatal accidents. Ages 14-up.


Zigzag Kids presents Sky High by Patricia Reilly Giff (Oct. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385742740; Yearling paperback, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307977014), ages 6 to 9. Calvin Coconut adds Rocket Ride by Graham Salisbury, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers (Sept. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385739658), ages 7 to 10. And The Hunchback Assignments releases Island of Doom by Arthur Slade (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385737876), ages 12-up.


Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey, illus. by Giselle Potter (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375867736). Ruby would love to be like everyone else, but when a small glacier becomes her pet, she embraces being different. Ages 4 to 8.

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr., illus. by Kadir Nelson (Oct. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0375858871) illustrates a passage from King’s famous speech. All ages.

Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375858833). Two children open a lemonade stand in a story that also presents math concepts. Ages 3 to 7.

Oh, No! by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375842719). One animal after another falls into a deep hole. Ages 3 to 7.

Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Raúl Colón (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375857065) relays the story of Helen Keller. Ages 4 to 8.

One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869709) is a sequel to Everything on a Waffle. Ages 9 to 12.

Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?: And Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries by David Levinthal, illus. by John Nickle (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375841958) retells fairy tales with a twist, from the perspective of a toad police officer. Ages 4 to 8.

You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! by Jonah Winter, illus. by Terry Widener (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375868443) focuses on the legendary baseball player. Ages 4 to 9.

Peanut by Ayun Halliday, illus. by Paul Hoppe (Jan. 22, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375865909). In an attempt to make friends at her new school, Sadie feigns a peanut allergy. Ages 11 to 14.

The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869433). Are the woods behind St. Bede’s Academy really haunted, or do bad things just happen there? Ages 14-up.


Duck & Goose are back in Duck & Goose: Goose Needs a Hug by Tad Hills (Dec. 26, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307982933), ages 2 to 5.



The Fairy Godmother Academy adds Trinity’s Book by Jan Bozarth (Dec. 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375865763), ages 8 to 13.


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Sounds Spooky by Christopher Cheng, Illus. by Sarah Davis (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1864718799) is an onomatopoeic Halloween tale. Ages 5 to 7.

Tin Toys by Bruce Whatley, illus. by Ben Smith Whatley (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1864719918). In a toy shop, old-fashioned tin playthings are determined to prove their worth at Christmas. Ages 5 to 7.

Animal Tales: The Million Paws Puppy by Chris Kunz (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742753263); and Ruby’s Misadventure by Helen Kelly (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742753287) launch a series about pets. Ages 7 to 9.

Vulpi by Kate Gordon (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742752365) is the sequel to Thyla. Ages 12-up.

Wolfborn by Sue Bursztynski (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1864718256) is a novel inspired by a medieval romance. Ages 12-up.


The Floods continues with Disasterchef by Colin Thompson (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1864719475), ages 9 to 12. The Sun Sword Trilogy by Belinda Murrell debuts with The Quest for the Sun Gem (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742753812); and The Voyage of the Owl (Dec. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742753829), ages 9 to 12. Bindi Behind the Scenes issues An Island Escape (Sept. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1864718409); and The Wildlife Games (Sept. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1864718393) by Bindi Irwin, ages 11 to 14. And the Ferryman Chronicles adds Mammon by J.B. Thomas (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742750743), ages 14-up.



Nathan returns in Nathan and the Really Big Bully/Nathan y el gran abusador by Gerry Renert, illus. by Carrie Bradshaw (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1621670728), ages 3 to 6. And StinkyKids offers StinkyKids Have a Heart by Britt Menzies, illus. by John Trent and Greg Hardin (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1621670735), ages 3 to 10.


The Invincible Iron Man by Michael Teitelbaum (Aug. 28, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794426477) is a stand-up book with moving arms. Ages 3 to 6.

Barbie Movie Theater Storybook with Movie Projector (Sept. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794427023). Three new stories inspired by DVD releases Princess Charm School, Fashion Fairytale, The Princess and the Pop Star are showcased. Ages 3 to 8.

Disney Princess Holiday Gift Set (Oct. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794427634); Sesame Street Holiday Gift Set by Tom Brannon (Oct. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428136); Thomas & Friends Gift Set (Oct. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428143); and The Mighty Avengers Holiday Gift Set (Oct. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794427627) are stocking-shaped packages with storybooks, stickers, and a photo ornament. Ages 4 to 8.

Out of This World: All the Cool Things You Wanted to Know About Space by Clive Gifford (Sept. 27, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1606525197) offers an exploration of space. Ages 18-up.


Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Guess Who issues Guess Who, Mickey! by John Loter (Aug. 14, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794425548), ages 2 to 5. Barbie Lift-the-Flap presents Barbie Dreamhouse Party by Mattel (Sept. 18, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794427207), ages 2 to 5. Sesame Street Hugs welcomes Elmo’s Christmas Hugs by Matt Mitter, illus. by Tom Brannon (Oct. 2, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794427030), ages 2 to 5. Fisher-Price Lift the Flap gains Christmastime Is Here! by Ellen Weiss (Oct. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794427184), ages 2 to 5. Ride the Holiday Train! by Jason Fruchter (Oct. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794427122) is a new Dinosaur Train Lift-the-Flap, ages 2 to 5. Fisher Price gains Valentine’s Day Is Here! (Dec. 18, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794427313), ages 2 to 5. Stand Up Movers presents The Amazing Spider-Man by Michael Teitelbaum (Aug. 28, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794426484), ages 3 to 6. Joining Story Blocks is Thomas & Friends Story Blocks by Hit Entertainment (Sept. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794427092), ages 3 to 6. And My Little Pony returns in A Wedding in Canterlot (Aug. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794425647), ages 3 to 7.

Hasbro presents Rise of the Guardians Worlds of Wonder: Deluxe Playset (Oct. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794428037), ages 3 to 7. New Dreamworks titles are Rise of the Guardians Mix & Match by David Roe (Oct. 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794426033), ages 3 to 7; and Rise of the Guardians Deluxe Pop-Up (Oct. 2, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0794427061), ages 4 to 7. Disney Princess welcomes Cinderella A Royal Wish: Storybook and Wand (Sept. 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794427016), ages 3 to 8. The Mighty Avengers Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector by Michael Teitelbaum (Sept. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794427054) is a new Marvel book, ages 4 to 7. Disney Princess Fold-Out Figure releases Cinderella’s Shining Moment by Lori Froeb (Aug. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794425470), ages 4 to 8. And Nickelodeon SpongeBob adds SpongeBob SquarePants Ocean 3D: Facts & 3D Pics (Sept. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794427115), ages 5 to 8.


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Polly Price’s Totally Secret Diary: Mum in Love by Dee Shulman (Sept. 25, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1849415422) chronicles Polly and her mother’s trip to France to visit her mother’s boyfriend. Ages 7 to 9.


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The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas by Michael Keane, illus. by Michael Garland (Oct. 22, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1596988101) reveals how the tracking device rescued a lost Santa. Ages 4-up.

Ellis and the 13 Colonies by Callista Gingrich and Susan Arciero (Oct. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1596988293) is a companion to Sweet Land of Liberty. Ages 5 to 8.


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House Mouse, Senate Mouse (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1596987906); Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: A Tail of the U.S. Supreme Court (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1596987890); and Woodrow, the White House Mouse by (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1596987883) by Peter Barnes, illus. by Cheryl Shaw Barnes, examine the workings of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the presidency. Ages 5 to 8.


A Poem as Big as New York City: Little Kids Write About the Big Apple, edited by Teachers Writers Collaborative, illus. by Masha D’Yans (Sep 25, hardcover, $19.95; 978-0789320834).Walter Dean Myers contributes a foreword to this tribute to NYC, told through the words of children. All ages.


The Bulldoggers Club: Tale of the Ill-Gotten Catfish by Barbara Hay, illus. by Tim Jessell (Oct 16, hardcover, $18; 978-1937054151). In this series launch, a fishing trip lands friends in trouble. Ages 8 to 13.

The Immortal Von B. by M. Scott Carter (Oct 16, hardcover, $18; 978-1937054304). An experiment gone wrong delivers someone extraordinary to Josie. Ages 14 to 18.


It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: With Sound and Music (Aug. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0762446063); and It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown: With Sound and Music (Jan. 29, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0762446087) by Charles M. Schulz are holiday tales featuring sound and music buttons. Ages 4 to 8.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas: With Sound and Music (Sept. 25, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0762446070) is an interactive sound edition of this tale. Ages 4 to 8.

Santa’s Hat by Linda Bleck (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0762442928). When Santa’s hat goes missing, he must choose a substitute. Ages 4 to 8.

So You Wanna Be a Superstar?: The Ultimate Audition Guide by Ted Michael (Sept. 11, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0762446100) offers tips and tricks for singing and dancing auditions. Ages 12-up.

Fangirl by Ken Baker (Oct. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762443444) presents a modern fairy-tale romance between a girl and her teen pop idol. Ages 12-up.

Blood Crave by Jennifer Knight (Aug. 14, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762441181) is a sequel to Blood on the Moon. Ages 13-up.

Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal, and Romance by Ekaterina Sedia (Sept. 4, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762444304) collects historical romance stories. Ages 14-up.

Tap Out by Eric Devine (Sept. 11, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762445691) is the story of a teenage boy’s escape through mixed martial arts. Ages 14-up.


Steampunk Classics adds Steampunk: H.G. Wells by Zdenko Basic (Nov. 27, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0762444441), ages 12-up.